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  1. 3 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

    Seems to me that some of the kidlets need to step up and do some of the cooking and cleanup.

    Many hands, etc.



    Supervising is honestly more work than doing.  They generally help with the dishes, but there's a sheer volume of dishes and food that sucks up time.  Plus they're supposed to be doing school, which also requires supervision.  I'm looking forward to school ending.  

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  2. Hello again, been busy.  Youngest had her birthday on Mother's Day, plus lots of meetings the past couple of days.  


    I mean, I guess I'm not busy 100% of the time, but life seems to be extra exhausting during the pandemic.  I really hope I can get my kids to school in the fall, at least part time.  This always home business is wearing.  Hoping we might be turning the corner on daughters brain weasels. Fingers crossed.  

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  3. 15 hours ago, Keianna said:


    A lot of dirt, salt and pollution can eat micro holes in the clear coat and paint. If these holes remain open, water will get under the paint and eat away at the metal so eventually the paint will have nothing to hold onto and flake off. Wax will fill those holes, make your paint last longer and avoid rust. 


    If you don't wash your car once in a while the grime layer starts to get difficult to get off.  Plus if you let moss grow along the window seals it causes all sorts of issues with water ingress


    2 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

    On the off chance that anyone else has been playing ring fit adventure while stuck at home, watch out for the very last boss level. It is much much longer and more difficult than anything else in the game. 


    So don't try to do it before work.


    Looks at ring fit attachment lying ignored in living room.  I guess I should play that.  

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  4. Neighbor downhill from us has a little detached studio she rents out.  Yesterday her contractor dude finished removing the roof, including beams, etc.  


    Last night there was a thunderstorm and pouring rain.  Today he showed up and tarped it.  :rolleyes:. Ah well, he did get the tarp up before the hail...  


    Why am I mentioning this?  Because it's proof that someone is having a worse day than me today.  

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  5. Slogging away trying to help all my kids with varying degrees of brain weasels.  Youngest has her birthday on Sunday, hopefully that brings us up at the end of the week.  


    For anyone else that has a child graduating this year, Gatekeeper Games has dice where the '20' says '2020'.  I ordered a couple of sets in the hope that my little girl can actually get through.  

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  6. On 4/24/2020 at 7:44 PM, Crowley said:

    Skipped tangled and went with Brave, followed by Muppet Treasure Island. 


    I still think the 1990 version was the best of the movie adaptations. 


    Let me guess...  You've got cabin fever?  ::D:


    13 hours ago, Citrine said:

    Congrats to the anniversary couples!  Later this year hubby and I will celebrate our 30th anniversary, is it weird that I feel older thinking about that fact than when I think of my age?


    Um, no?  But our 28th anniversary is next month, so the prospect of hitting 30 is a bit terrifying.  I still half think I'm in my thirties!  

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  7. 10 minutes ago, Kangaroorex said:

    I did get to meet my grandfather once when i was 3.  He died 2 years later at 86 repairing  falling off a roof.  There seems to be a common theme here...


    Last summer my Dad got flak from my sister for falling off some sort of rickety contraption while cleaning out his gutters.  (He's 85.)


    He's not allowed to clean his gutters anymore.  :rolleyes:

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  8. On 4/17/2020 at 8:06 PM, ShadowRaven said:

    no shock Comic-Con is cancelled this year. When Con Crud can kill, not much option left. Especially when they have a thousand people at time in a room at some of the panels and such. 


    Emerald City Comic Con was supposed to be in mid March.  It was not.  


    On 4/18/2020 at 5:41 AM, Crowley said:

    Like ReaperCon? Yeah, I'm not holding my breath that there are going to be any conventions or concerts this year. Maybe next year... Maybe. 


    I haven't heard anything about other local cons yet, PAX West is also on labor day weekend.  My gut instinct is that it probably won't happen.  I'm still hoping that we can get some small graduation events and there's a massive size difference between a few hundred teens and tens of thousands of gamers.  


    ReaperCon is a lot smaller than PAX, so I guess there's still a chance.  We had already decided not to go this year, but I'm reluctant to even book a family vacation.  I don't want to get attached to the idea of a fun trip only to have to cancel it later.  

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  9. 14 hours ago, Pingo said:

    For years we tried to get Not-Macintoshes (and DEFINITELY Not-PCs). I think our favoritest most favorite absolutely most loved computer ever in all of time and space was our NeXT. We clung to that for years, as long as possible before finally giving in and getting Macs.


    The lab at our university comp sci department was all NeXT stations.  They were awfully cool when they were new, but since the line died so quickly they were rather a pain to support long-term.  It was a shame.  


    5 hours ago, Inarah said:

    Maybe they found a loose dog running around and were looking for the owners? 



    This is incredibly common here.  Even dogs get cabin fever and in the spring they get keen to explore.  

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  10. 21 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

    The Auld Grump - gods above and below, Pixar has come a long way since 1988.


    I mean, back in 1988 I was still in high school, 3.5" floppy disks were new and I think my university might still have been using Punch cards.  Things did ramp up pretty fast from that in computer graphics land!


    As far as flour goes, normally I use a 5lb bag per week.  Since I don't want to have too many kinds of flour I just was using bread flour for everything.  Unfortunately, with the flour shortages I've had to switch to all purpose flour, which has thrown off all my baking.  I think I've sorted it out by adding vital wheat gluten when making bread.  Strangely, vital wheat gluten was easy to find at the store. :rolleyes:

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  11. 19 hours ago, redambrosia said:

    Did she have a date? 

    If so, fancy up the back yard, invite one other couple (4 people doesn’t violate the 6 people rule) and give them a backyard dance. 

    To me it sounds better than prom. No drunk teenaged idiots to ruin your pretty dress.


    Sort of?  In that she'd asked a young man who is two weeks younger but one grade behind with the pretext that it was the only way they could be at the same prom.  (They are pretty good friends with a hint of 'maybe someday'.) I'm hoping that there will still be some of the events this summer, everyone seems to agree that we should try and do something.  


    The hardest part of having school closed is the isolation and lack of motivation.  My girls really need to have that in person time with friends.  The high schooler immediately mentioned that her two closest friends have birthdays later this month.  I told her we'd throw them a party in May if we could, maybe make some gifts.  


    On the plus side, we had a good conversation with her psychiatrist this morning, we're going to try a different approach since the world is a very different place right now.  It's amazing how much just knowing that you've got a team behind you helping instead of blaming makes a difference.  

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  12. 1 hour ago, redambrosia said:

    At least she didn’t head butt me. If she had head butted me I probably would need to go to the ER :rolleyes: her head is like a bowling ball. 

    She made it up to me though. She gave a kiss and cuddle. :wub:


    Yup, pretty much sums up parenting, right there.  


    My oldest baby girl tried to convince me that she was 'fine' this morning, which was pretty much contradicted by the fact she was ready to spend the day in bed.  Lost my temper, got her out of bed, she admitted she was depressed and I managed to get her to at least play Animal Crossing and eat lunch.  


    Then the governor announced schools are to remain online-only for the rest of the school year.  :down:  And I'm left hoping we'll still have a reason to have bought that silver ballgown.  At least the cap and gown could get passed down to her sister.  

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